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Uncivilized New York

Uncivilized Books is coming to New York for the MoCCA Festival and a couple of post MoCCA events. Here’s what’s going on:

• April 5 & 6. 11 am – 6 pm. MoCCA Festival. We will be tabling with Gabrielle Bell, Sophie Yanow, Jon Lewis, Sam Alden, Alex Holden & Tom Kaczynski. We’re debuting Sophie’s War of Streets and HousesWest Side Improvements by Alex Holden and Eel Mansions #5 by Derek Van Gieson. We’ll be at table C25. Stop by! Info.

• April 5. 1 pm. Sophie Yanow will participate in the Comics and Protests Movements panel on Saturday at MoCCA Festival. Info.

• April 7. 7 pm. Sophie Yanow will read from War of Streets and Houses at Bluestockings in New York. Info. And here’s our Facebook event page.

• April 8. 7-9 pm. Sophie Yanow and Sam Alden are guests at Ben Katchor’s NY Comics & Picture Story SymposiumInfo.

Spring 2014 Subscription: Last Chance!

Today is the last chance to get our Spring 2014 Subscription! What a deal! Only 9 spots left for the free minis! Get it now!

Spring 2014 Preorders Are Here

We already offered the above books as an inexpensive subscription. Now they are available individually for those of you who prefer it that way. All books come with discounts and/or treats for early buyers. Here they are:

Truth is Fragmentary by Gabrielle Bell

An Iranian Metamorphosis by Mana Neyestani

and It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden

Oh, and don’t forget about our first sale!

Our First Sale

It’s our first-ever proper sale! Books by Gabrielle Bell, James Romberger, Crosby,  Kevin Huizenga & Dan Zettwoch, Zak Sally, Jon Lewis, Derek Van Gieson & Tom Kaczynski. 20-50% OFF! Check it out!

Reminder: Spring 2014 Subscription

Reminder: our subscription deal is still going. Only half of the free-mini deals are still available! Don’t miss out!

Gabrielle Bell on Shortlist for Best Web Comic

Gabrielle (The Voyeurs) Bell’s ongoing diary web comic Lucky is on this year’s Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Web Comic of the Year: 2013 Shortlist! Congratualtions Gabrielle!

It’s a good time to catch up with her recently updated Siberia comic. This episode: a goat! Check it out and click around the rest of the site. It’s worth it!

Spring 2014 Season

We’re happy to (officially) announce the Spring 2014 books from Uncivilized Books. The whole season is now available as a subscription. Individual pre-orders coming soon. He’s what’s in store:

Truth Is Fragmentary: Diaries & Travelogues by Gabrielle Bell

“For an impoverished cartoonist, I do an awful lot of international traveling.”

Raw, bare-boned, scathingly funny dispatches from the renown comic diarist Gabrielle Bell, with biting cultural commentary mixed with her signature introspective, self-deprecating humor and surreal digressions (From car driving bears, through Zombie Apocalypses, to cute babies, and… more bears!) as she visits France, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Colombia, back to Brooklyn and finally landing in Upstate New York. In Truth Is Fragmentary Gabrielle Bell proves she can be… funny!

Gabrielle Bell was born in England and raised in California. Her work has been selected for the 2007, 2009-2013 Best American Comics and the Yale Anthology of Graphic Fiction, and she has contributed to McSweeneys, Bookforum, The Believer, and Vice Magazine. The title story of Bell’s book, Cecil and Jordan in New York has been adapted for the film anthology Tokyo! by Michel Gondry. Her latest book, The Voyeurs, was selected as one of the top 5 GNs of 2012 by Publishers Weekly. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

ISBN 978-0-98890145-2-1
Softcover, b&w + some color, 160 Pages, $19.99
May, 2014
More info here.


An Iranian Metamorphosis by Mana Neyestani

Can a cartoon cause riots? It seems unbelievable but for Mana Neyestani it’s true. One of his cartoons sparked riots, shuttered the newspaper Neyestani worked for, and landed the cartoonist his editor in solitary confinement inside of Iran’s notorious prison system. Mana Neyestani story, which can only be described as Kafkaesque, is vividly brought to life in An Iranian Metamorphosis.

Mana Neyestani (born 1973, in Tehran) is an Iranian cartoonist and illustrator for economic, intellectual, political, cultural, and professional magazines. He is particularly known for his work for the newspaper Zan and Persian language Radio Zamaneh. He is the recipient of the Cartoonists Rights Network International award for courage in editorial cartooning, 2010. He now lives in France.

ISBN 978-0-9889014-4-5
Softcover, b&w, 200 pages, $19.99
May, 2014
More info here.


It Never Happened Again by Sam Alden

Two exquisite stories drawn in Sam Alden’s signature, flowing, and lush pencil style. In “Hawaii 1997,” few words are spoken, but Aldens imagery evokes the magic of a night-time encounter at a Hawaiian resort. In “Anime” he explores the complicated dynamics of pop culture obsession. Sam Alden is one of the brightest young talents working today.

Sam Alden was born in 1988 in Portland, Oregon. In 2013 he won the Ignatz Award for most promising new talent, and was an official guest at the BilBoLbul festival in Bologna, Italy. His work has been previously published in Best American Comics 2013, from Houghton-Mifflin. Sam now lives and works as an illustrator and cartoonist in Montréal.

ISBN 9780-9-889014-6-9
Softcover, b&w, 120 pages, $11.99
June, 2014
More info here.


For additional information, Galleys / ARCs, review PDFs, interview requests, and bookings, please contact: publicity@uncivilizedbooks.com.

July Last Chances on Deals!

A few things come to an end today:

Our sale on Gabrielle Bell’s comics will be over, as will her July Diary. Go get The Voyeurs or July Diary!

The Deal on Zak Sally’s new Sammy the Mouse book expires today. Don’t hesitate!

AND, last but not least, it’s the last day to order Peter Wartman’s Over The Wall with one of his pretty drawings! Get yours here!

July Sale

Gabrielle Bell’s annual ritual known as the July Diary returns! This time is is selling the original art in real time! Check it out here: http://gabriellebell.com/

To celebrate we’re selling The Voyeurs and July Diary at a 25% discount for the whole month of July! If you haven’t gotten either one yet, now is a good time!


July Diary Review

July Diary by Gabrielle Bell

Gabrielle Bell’s July Diary (and it’s on sale this month!) was reviewed by Poopsheet Foundation:

In a nutshell, what makes Bell’s July Diary different (read: better) than a typical set of quotidian autobiographical diary comics is that there’s more content contained within her work. I don’t mean content in terms of sheer volume or text density, but in the way the ideas presented are fairly meaty and you can chew on them. There’s always a lingering thought to explore beyond merely relaying a funny anecdote.


Bell is able to reveal enough throughout July Diary to create emotional resonance with her readers, moving well beyond the simple compulsion to prove one exists in a social media saturated world.

Read the entire review here.